Gift Guide: For The Film Fan

 

They always know what's worth seeing in theater.

Go back to all Gift Guides

 


 

Scenes from My Life: A Memoir By Michael K. Williams, Jon Sternfeld Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780593240373
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Crown - August 23rd, 2022

We have signed copies of this special art-memoir!


Staff Pick Badge
Mercury Pictures Presents: A Novel By Anthony Marra Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780451495204
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Hogarth - August 2nd, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The epic tale of a brilliant woman who must reinvent herself to survive, moving from Mussolini’s Italy to 1940s Los Angeles—a timeless story of love, deceit, and sacrifice from the award-winning author of A Constellation of Vital Phenomena


Making a Scene By Constance Wu Cover Image
$29.00
ISBN: 9781982188542
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Scribner - October 4th, 2022

Named a Most Anticipated Book by Time and Associated Press!

A powerful and poignant new book by Crazy Rich Asians and Fresh Off the Boat star Constance Wu about family, romance, sex, shame, trauma, and how she found her voice on the stage.


Siren Queen By Nghi Vo Cover Image
By Nghi Vo
$26.99
ISBN: 9781250788832
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Tordotcom - May 10th, 2022

From award-winning author Nghi Vo comes a dazzling new novel where immortality is just a casting call away

An Indie Next Pick!
A LibraryReads Top Ten Pick!

A Brooklyn Library Prize longlist finalist!


Feminist Worldmaking and the Moving Image By Erika Balsom (Editor), Hila Peleg (Editor) Cover Image
By Erika Balsom (Editor), Hila Peleg (Editor)
$39.95
ISBN: 9780262544528
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: The MIT Press - September 27th, 2022

Intersectional, intergenerational, and international perspectives on nonfiction filmmaking by women, generously illustrated, with film stills and other images.


Staff Pick Badge
When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today By Jennifer Keishin Armstrong Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062973306
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Harper - March 23rd, 2021

New and Noteworthy  —New York Times Book Review
Must-Read Book of March  —Entertainment Weekly
Best Books of March  —HelloGiggles


A Little Devil in America: In Praise of Black Performance By Hanif Abdurraqib Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781984801203
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - March 8th, 2022

NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • A sweeping, genre-bending “masterpiece” (Minneapolis Star Tribune) exploring Black art, music, and culture in all their glory and complexity—from Soul Train, Aretha Franklin, and James Brown to The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Whitney Houston, and Beyoncé


Sofia Coppola: Forever Young By Hannah Strong, Little White Lies (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Hannah Strong, Little White Lies (Illustrator)
$45.00
ISBN: 9781419755521
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Abrams - May 17th, 2022

An illustrated critical survey of Academy Award–winning writer and director Sofia Coppola’s career, covering everything from her groundbreaking music videos through her latest films

In the two decades since her first feature film was released, Sofia Coppola has created a tonally diverse, meticulously crafted, and unapologetically hyperfeminine aesthetic across a wide range of


Staff Pick Badge
The Method: How the Twentieth Century Learned to Act By Isaac Butler Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781635574777
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - February 1st, 2022

A New Yorker Best Book of 2022 * A Time Must-Read Book of 2022 * A 2022 New York Times Holiday Gift Guide selection

“Entertaining and illuminating.”--The New Yorker * “Compulsively readable.”--New York Times * “Delicious, humane, probing.”--Vulture * “The best and most important book about acting I’ve ever read.”--Nathan Lane


In 2012, a book debuted that would go on to canonical status and usher in a new way of writing about film. Kier-La Janisse's HOUSE OF PSYCHOTIC WOMEN is an autobiographical exploration of female neurosis in horror and exploitation films that examines hundreds of films through a daringly personal lens.


Age of Cage: Four Decades of Hollywood Through One Singular Career By Keith Phipps Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250773043
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Henry Holt and Co. - March 29th, 2022

An NPR "Books We Love" 2022

Age of Cage might be the closest we will get to understanding the singular beauty of each of Nic Cage’s always electric performances. You are holding the Rosetta Stone for Cage. Enjoy it.”
Paul Scheer, actor, writer and host of the How Did This Get Made? and Unspooled podcasts


Men, Women, and Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film - Updated Edition (Princeton Classics #15) By Carol J. Clover, Carol J. Clover (Preface by) Cover Image
By Carol J. Clover, Carol J. Clover (Preface by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780691166292
Availability: Available from our distributor; usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Princeton University Press - May 26th, 2015

From its first publication in 1992, Men, Women, and Chain Saws has offered a groundbreaking perspective on the creativity and influence of horror cinema since the mid-1970s. Investigating the popularity of the low-budget tradition, Carol Clover looks in particular at slasher, occult, and rape-revenge films.


Seduction: Sex, Lies, and Stardom in Howard Hughes's Hollywood By Karina Longworth Cover Image
$17.99
Out of Stock - Not Available
ISBN: 9780062440525
Published: Custom House - November 12th, 2019

In this riveting popular history, the creator of You Must Remember This probes the inner workings of Hollywood’s glamorous golden age through the stories of some of the dozens of actresses pursued by Howard Hughes, to reveal how the millionaire mogul’s obsessions with sex, power and publicity trapped, abused, or benefitted women who dreamt of screen stardom.


Hollywood: The Oral History By Jeanine Basinger, Sam Wasson Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9780063056947
Availability: In stock at Brooklyn or Jersey City -- click for more details
Published: Harper - November 8th, 2022

The real story of Hollywood as told by such luminaries as Steven Spielberg, Frank Capra, Katharine Hepburn, Meryl Streep, Harold Lloyd, and nearly four hundred others, assembled from the American Film Institute’s treasure trove of interviews, reveals a fresh history of the American movie industry from its beginnings to today.